Usefulness of circulating tumor cells after preliminary chemotherapy for prediction of response to further anticancer therapy in patients with initially unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer.

@article{Neki2013UsefulnessOC,
  title={Usefulness of circulating tumor cells after preliminary chemotherapy for prediction of response to further anticancer therapy in patients with initially unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer.},
  author={Kai Neki and Hidejiro Kawahara and Kazuhiro Watanabe and Yoichi Toyama and Tadashi Akiba and Katsuhiko Yanaga},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={1769-72}
}
BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) after preliminary chemotherapy for prediction of response to further anticancer therapy in patients with initially unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS CTCs from 14 consecutive patients with Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) wild-type colorectal cancer with synchronous or metachronous unresectable metastatic lesions were measured using the CellSearch… CONTINUE READING

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…